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Hummingbird in My Garden



Hummingbird in My Garden ©
Gary Shulman, MS. Ed.
July 23, 2021

While sweltering in the inferno
Of lovely Palm Springs
Thinking of old Brooklyn
And much cooler things
My senses awake
And my heart swells with love
For there in my garden
A flying rainbow from above
Sweet, sweet Hummingbird
Reflecting green, purple and red
Come soar above my sweltering frying pan head
Make me forget it’s 120 degrees
As you dart and flit among my Ficus trees
Flicking that tongue with unfathomable speed
Slurping up insects that my bushes truly don’t need!
Relish the nectar such a refreshing treat
Please keep blessing my garden
How lovely and sweet!
Dear Magnificent Hummingbird
Keep flying on high
Get me through this Summer
Help my soul to fly!

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Extolling the beauty of Hummingbirds.

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Written on July 23, 2021

Submitted by shulman.gary on July 23, 2021

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Gary Shulman, MS. Ed.

Gary Shulman, MS. Ed. has spent a lifetime supporting vulnerable families and children. He began his career working with children with and without disabilities in an inclusive Head Start program in Brooklyn NY. He then transitioned to become the Special Needs and Early Childhood Coordinator for the Brooklyn Children's Museum for 10 years. His passion for advocacy grew as he worked more and more with parents of children with disabilities. For over 24 years he passionately advocated for the needs of these parents as the Social Services and Training Director for Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc. in NYC. The last 8 years of his working life, Mr. Shulman served as a private Special Needs Consultant conducting hundreds of training sessions throughout NYC and beyond to help parents and professionals find and access the services and systems required to facilitate maximizing the potential of their children with disabilities. Now Mr. Shulman is happily retired in Palm Springs CA, but still volunteers his time any way he can to provide information to those in need of his expertise. Today, Gary enjoys sharing his poetry that he passionately writes with the goal of leaving this world a better place one word at a time. more…

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